[Foundation-l] English Wikipedia ethnocentric policy affects other communities

Brianna Laugher brianna.laugher at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 13:22:55 UTC 2006

On 22/12/06, Sam Korn <smoddy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Vandal fighting is done by checking the edits, not by trying to pronounce
> > the name of the editor.
> True. But tell me that the name of the editor isn't a factor in
> deciding whether an edit is worth checking.

This, to me, seems to be the crux of the English Wikipedia policy. I
guess I am not alone in feeling that English Wikipedia vandal fighters
having to read a few extra edits to check whether they are good or
not, is better than choosing to instantaneously block all non-Latin
usernames, when considering the size of the effect on English
Wikipedia vandal fighters compared to the thousands of
non-Latin-alphabet-using Wikimedia editors who may wish to easily edit
English Wikipedia once SUL is introduced.


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